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Publications available from the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS) include the Department of Health Services publications, Wisconsin Cancer Incidence and Mortality, and Health Counts in Wisconsin: Cancer. WCRS prepares special data analyses for key public health issues, and provides aggregate data upon request in accordance with applicable regulations for confidentiality.

WCRS contributes data to the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Cancer in North America, and the CDC publication, U.S. Cancer Statistics. WCRS data are also used to prepare Wisconsin cancer statistics released by the American Cancer Society.

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Information for Researchers

One of the functions of the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS) is to provide data for research related to cancer prevention or control. The WCRS is able to provide this service to researchers, but only under strict guidelines. Protecting patient confidentiality is of the utmost importance to WCRS and is required by state law under s. 255.04, Wisconsin Statutes (exit DHS). Data containing personal identifiers or information on very small geographic areas can only be released for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved research with approval from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Research Review Board.

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Last Revised:  September 05, 2014